Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Willington Methodist Church (Demolished), Willington
Willington Methodist Church (Demolished),
Repton Road,
Willington, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1835, but we understand it was closed in 1979.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/375/2/1/2) for the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Willington was of a separate building, built in 1835, used exclusively for "Divine Service". It had 100 free seats, and 40 "other" sittings, and an average congregation of 50. On March 30th 20 attended afternoon service, and 40 in the evening. The return was completed by George Hinchley, as Steward, and he lived in Willington.

Its closure was recorded in The London Gazette of 14th June 1979 (p.7250) in a list of buildings which "have wholly ceased to be used as places of worship by the congregations on whose behalf they were certified"... Its original certification (which would have been for solemnizing marriages) was dated 8th February 1854.

In the present day, the building has been demolished, and there is nothing to indicate where it used to stand, as its site is now part of a residential development extending from St Michael's Church to the junction of Repton Road with Twyford Road.

Denomination

Now or formerly Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK2940628258. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 31 Aug 2013 at 14:30.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2017 - 04:39:47 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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